HB Software Solutions/QRyde Hires Lora Simmons to Lead Proposal Production Department

HBSS / QRyde announced today that it has hired Lora Simmons as a senior technical proposal writer to lead the company’s proposal production department expansion.  Working collectively with sales and executive teams, Lora will strategically identify new opportunities, create a proposal model that will streamline the procurement process for the company, and lead the effort to generate proposals for emerging markets.

“HBSS/QRyde has emerged as a leader in transportation software solutions, and I’m excited to be a member of the team,” Simmons said.  “I look forward to helping the company as we work towards meeting growth goals and expanding services around the globe.”

Prior to joining HBSS/QRyde, Simmons worked as the senior proposal writer for Dallas-based MV Transportation, Inc., the largest privately-owned passenger transportation contracting firm based in the U.S.  During her decade long career with MV, she was the proposal writer for many winning bids including MV’s first contract in Canada, renewals for existing paratransit, fixed route and shuttle contracts, and most recently, a nearly $70M contract with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) for the privatization of its paratransit operations.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Sacramento State.

HB Software Solutions/QRyde (ww.qryde.com) an intelligent transportation solutions company, was established in 1997.  With offices located in the City of Lowell, Massachusetts – just 30 miles north of Boston – HBSS/QRyde provides solutions for the U.S. transportation industry, and built around state-of-the-art technology.  HBSS/QRyde has developed and provided software for diverse transportation organizations, including statewide agencies funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), transportation brokerages, regional transit authorities, and private as well as nonprofit providers.  HBSS/QRyde resolves the unique challenges that differing demographics pose for the transportation industry, and excels at responding to these differences with efficient, customized solutions.